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Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Loan Scarcity Dampening Outlook for CLOs

Collateralized loan obligation professionals are fretting over declining yields in the corporate-debt market.

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New-Issue Lag Drives Secondary Trading

With the supply of new structured-finance deals off to a slow start this year, secondary-market trading is running strong.

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Deal Flood Tests Rating Agency's Capacity

A late-year flurry of collateralized loan obligations exposed a potential limitation to issuance volume: the workloads rating-agency analysts are able to...

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Chinese Buyers Scoop Up American CLOs

At least two institutions in China recently bought U.S. collateralized loan obligation securities on the new-issue market for the first time.

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Small-Business Lender Unwinds Securities

A management shakeup at CAN Capital reflects trouble the small-business lender is having with its only securitization to date.

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Reg AB Sways Timing of Huntington Deal

Huntington National Bank’s latest auto-loan securitization offers a glimpse into how a little-discussed component of the SEC’s new Regulation...

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SFIG Offers Marketplace-Loan Guidelines

The Structured Finance Industry Group is developing a set of recommended practices for issuers of bonds backed by marketplace-originated personal...

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Parekh Recruited for Mortgage-Conduit Effort

An investment management firm with a mortgage-investing unit has tapped veter-an banker Ketan Parekh to develop a securitization business.

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Spreads Widening as CLOs Crowd Market

A recent decline in funding costs for collateralized loan obligations has reversed course.

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Risk-Transfer Notes Showing Cracks

A long-running rally in the market for risk-transfer bonds issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac appears to be over.

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Piper Jaffray Prop Team Resets Emphasis

Two Piper Jaffray staffers have turned their focus away from mortgage-bond purchases and toward arranging securitizations for clients.

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European Issuers Crowding Into Market

Europe’s near-term issuance pipeline is growing.

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